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Kate Gibson ’13

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Kate Gibson, ‘13
Kate Gibson, ‘13 journalism and mass communication graduate.

On a normal day, Kate Gibson can be found hard at work amid a sea of white.

Gibson is a 2013 graduate of the Greenlee School and is currently working in Kansas City as the social media coordinator for the bridal design company, [Essense of Australia](

After her graduation in 2013, Gibson first followed her passions as a copywriter at Fire Engine Design Studio in Kansas City. After spending over a year there, Gibson pursued a career in the bridal fashion industry. Her position at Essense of Australia allows Gibson to utilize her talents as a fashion and beauty writer, a talent she discovered during her time at Iowa State University.

As the social media coordinator at this award-winning company, Gibson is in charge of creating innovative and engaging content over all social media platforms. On a daily basis, Gibson is interacting with brides, checking up on the latest trends and engaging potential future brides for this company.

“Everyone loves weddings,” said Gibson, which is what she attributes to being able to generate intriguing and interesting content each day. “I am always brainstorming and researching new trends to turn into content for the brand.”

During her time at Iowa State, Gibson was actively involved in many campus clubs and activities, including Trend magazine, SIR magazine and the Student Alumni Leadership Council. Gibson attributes her success today to the many activities and committees she was able to participate in as an undergrad.

Gibson’s one piece of advice: “Don’t limit yourself or sell yourself short.”

She encourages those pursuing a career in the fashion industry to always keep up on the latest trends. The skills that Gibson acquired at the Greenlee School have perfectly prepared her for this exciting career, white dresses and all.